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Avison Young’s Memphis office grows retail advisory team with addition of Anna-Kathryn Taylor

Avison Young’s Memphis office grows retail advisory team with addition of Anna-Kathryn Taylor October 2, 2020


Memphis, TN Avison Young’s Memphis office announced today that Anna-Kathryn Taylor has joined the commercial real estate firm as Senior Associate of Retail Brokerage Services. In this role, Taylor will focus on retail tenant and landlord representation alongside Vice President James H. McCraw, who joined the firm in November 2019.

“It is such an exciting time to be back in Memphis and I am thrilled to be a part of the talented team that Shane and Jacob have crafted to serve this rapidly growing community,” Taylor said.

A native of Memphis, Taylor recently returned to her hometown after living in Atlanta, Georgia for more than a decade, where she worked in the financial industry as Vice President at FIG Partners and, more recently, Financial Advisor at Citigroup Smith Barney. As a former restaurant owner and event planner, Taylor also has an extensive history in the hospitality sector. She has also worked as a consultant for the Memphis Medical District Collaborative.

“We are excited to add Anna-Kathryn to our team,” said Shane Soefker, Principal of Avison Young’s Memphis office. “She is well respected for her leadership in the Memphis Medical District Collaborative, extensive financial and restaurant industry experience and in-depth local and regional market knowledge. She will be a phenomenal fit in our Principal-led, collaborative culture and provide a superior level of service to our clients while helping grow our retail service lines.  We are expecting Anna-Kathryn to be an integral member of our rapidly growing retail services practice.”

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For more information:

  • W. Shane Soefker, Principal, Memphis, TN: 901.231.1401
  • Anna-Kathryn Taylor, Senior Associate, Memphis: 901.410.1931